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Is your computer plugged in? Do you use a power strip with a surge protector? If so, you are a heartbeat away from disaster and don’t even realize it. Believe it or not, the same electricity you depend on to run your computer and network is also one of the biggest threats to your equipment,…

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Let’s face it—your business has more competition than ever. And they’ll eat you alive if you fall behind in today’s technology arms race. Maybe your network needs greater security. Or you haven’t yet taken advantage of new cloud-based apps that help your team get more done in less time. Today, the action is in the…

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While it’s impossible to plan for every potential scenario, a little proactive planning and proper network precautions will help you avoid or greatly reduce the impact of the vast majority of cyber identity theft you could experience. Make Sure Your Backups Are Encrypted It just amazes me how many organizations don’t have the security of…

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You’re ready for Hurricane Irma… but how about your business technology? It’s not too late to protect your computers and data from the impending storm. Here are some quick steps you should take NOW to minimize possible downtime due to storm damage. Check your data backup system to make sure it’s working. Do a test…

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We’ve heard the stories about electronic protected health information (ePHI) being misused or released to the public. But did you know that mere lack of protection itself can put you in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? In 2013, Idaho State University agreed to pay $400,000 to the U.S. Department of…

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You sit down at your desk, log on to your computer… and are greeted with a brazen message: YOUR COMPUTER AND FILES ARE ENCRYPTED. YOU HAVE 96 HOURS TO SUBMIT PAYMENT OR YOUR FILES WILL BE DESTROYED. You’ve been working on a project for two days. But when you frantically search for your files, they’re…

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Technology makes it easier than ever to monitor your business when you’re not around. You can view live video feeds from surveillance cameras, set your building’s internal temperature, even turn off the lights when the closing crew forgets. It also makes your business more vulnerable to a web-based attack. And the newest threat targeting that…

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Congratulations – you’ve made the wise choice of backing your data up to a secure off-site facility! But how do you choose the right firm to perform this very important function? If your data is important enough to back it up to a secure off-site facility, you shouldn’t trust that job to just anyone. Here…

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When the livelihood of your organization depends on data stored in your computer network, you simply cannot afford to leave anything to chance. Data preservation and the ability to retrieve it at any point in time is the foundation of business continuity. Yet the facts about backup failures are shocking: According to the Boston Computing…

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Do your employees bring their own smartphones, tablets or laptops to work? If your company is like most these days, they do. And that raises a whole new security risk to your computer network. One of the best strategies your company can employ to defend against this emerging threat is what’s known as “web content…

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